SUNY New Paltz Vacancy
External Posting (Faculty)
Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:
Department: Art Department
Budget Title: Assistant Professor
Local Title: Assistant Professor of Art, Sculpture Program
Posting Date: October 3, 2019
Duties: The Art Department at SUNY New Paltz seeks applications for an Assistant Professor of Art in the Sculpture Program, a full-time, 10-month, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of August 20, 2020.
The Sculpture program seeks an innovative artist and educator with a robust creative practice, experience teaching multiple sculpture techniques and approaches and a deep understanding of the history and theory of contemporary artistic production in the expanded field of sculpture. The ideal candidate should be experienced with shared management of a large, well-equipped sculpture studio and demonstrate familiarity with current health and safety practices with an emphasis on sustainable methods. Candidates who can foster a welcoming and inclusive studio environment are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities for tenure track faculty at SUNY New Paltz generally include a 3/3 teaching load; the successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level sculpture courses ranging from an intro-level sculpture course for art majors and non-art majors to advanced sculpture classes for BFA, MFA, and BS Visual Arts students. The successful candidate will incorporate both traditional and emergent sculpture practices in their courses, demonstrate the ability to assume leadership positions and a collaborative approach to program development.
In addition to ongoing excellence in teaching and creative/scholarly research and professional activity, the position requires generosity in service to the department, college and university including committee work and student advising/mentorship.
Qualified candidates must have an M.F.A. in Sculpture or Related Media and at least three years of teaching experience. Candidates must be familiar with the wide range of conceptual and technical approaches to sculpture and also demonstrate a commitment to creating cross-media, interdisciplinary, and high-impact learning opportunities. Candidates must demonstrate technical knowledge of metal fabrication, woodworking, and casting techniques as well as be well-versed in contemporary practices and critical issues in the field of sculpture.
The ideal candidate will also possess a broad intellectual approach to and practice of contemporary sculpture, a record of mentoring and connecting students to career opportunities, a commitment to integrating sustainable practices into the sculpture studio and curriculum, a nimbleness in incorporating emergent digital technologies such as digital fabrication technologies and time-based media into courses, and an engagement in a robust artistic practice that further expands the field of sculpture.
Contact Information: Electronic submission required. To apply please visit
Applicants will be required to submit:
• Letter of intent
• Curriculum Vitae
• One-page artist statement
• One-page statement of teaching philosophy, including examples of student mentorship and connecting students to career opportunities
• Sample syllabus
• 20 images of applicant's work clearly labeled with technique, size, year
• 20 images of student work clearly labeled with technique, size, year
• Names and contact information for three references, references provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation.
Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.
Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled, priority given to those received by 12/15/19.
Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities.
New Paltz recognizes the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work here is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to inclusive excellence is an important part of our mission of public education and our culture. New Paltz continues to work on building a community that supports freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support these values of diversity and inclusiveness and candidates of all diverse backgrounds who wish to participate in our cultural aspirations are welcome and encouraged to apply.
The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three-year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (Clery Report) at https://www.newpaltz.edu/firesafety/safetyreport.html
Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1125